Using fillings to address teeth with cavities

Dr. Adam Shroyer of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, is a dentist who offers permanent tooth fillings for patients with cavities. He typically recommends tooth-colored, white fillings that blend in with the smile and don’t look like a dental restoration at all! Continue reading to learn more!

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings repair damage to the tooth caused by decay. The filling material is placed into the hole left behind by the decayed tooth, which helps restore the tooth’s strength and function. There are different varieties of dental fillings available, and Dr. Shroyer will choose the best type for you based on the location and severity of the damage.

What are the different types of dental fillings?

The most common type of filling used for cavities is made from a material called composite resin. This material is solid and durable and can match the color of your natural teeth. Composite resin fillings are the most common type of filling used at Shroyer Family Dental.

Another type of dental filling is made from an amalgam, which is a mixture of metals. Many dentists have started shying away from silver amalgam dental fillings, as studies have shown that they increase one’s risk of mercury toxicity. They can also expand and contract, leaving areas for bacteria to enter inside of the tooth and cause an infection. These are much more noticeable and are not commonly used in our facility.

What are the benefits of dental fillings?

Dental fillings can help restore the strength and function of your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. Fillings can help you to avoid more serious dental problems in the future, and they can also assist you in feeling more confident about your smile.

Request a consultation appointment with our team

If you have any questions about dental fillings or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Shroyer, please get in touch with our Mt. Pleasant, IA office today. We would be excited to work with you to find a solution for your dental concerns. We are at 217 East Monroe Street and can be reached by calling (319) 385-4680.